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SharePoint and preventing editing in prior versions of FrontPage

  Asked By: Griffin    Date: Dec 16    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 866

Has anyone been able to prevent FrontPage 2000 & 2002 users from editing SharePoint sites? There is a KB where you add in


to the project tag, but this only works for FrontPage 2003. Anyone come up with anything for prior versions?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Horace Coffey     Answered On: Dec 16

By nature they won’t be able to edit SharePoint sites. FrontPage 2000 and 2002 don’t know how to open one.

Answer #2    Answered By: Rigoberto Beard     Answered On: Dec 16

Quite on the contrary. Older versions  of FrontPage CAN open and edit
WSS sites with disastrous results. This is a very real problem in my
mind, especially in corporate environments where multiple versions
of FrontPage could exist. We honestly haven't found a good technical
solution for this short of completely blocking FP editing  (we tried
an ISAPI filter for a while) but this also blocked network place
access to sites (another favorite backdoor trick our users utilize).

At a minimum, having a good business policy around this that is well
communicated is worth considering.

Answer #3    Answered By: Alphonso Mckay     Answered On: Dec 16

I know that this isn't a solution but I typically recommend no FrontPage
2003 (or obviously older versions) should be allowed in production. Only
in a test environment and then deploy changes to production. I hope I
can change my recommendation with Office 12 but that is yet to be seen.